Changing EU-regulations (‘Article R117’) regarding tyre approvals have presented the civilian armouring industry with a problem: armoured vehicles that are continuously increasing in weight cannot be equipped with tyres with a suitable payload. The maximum achievable load index was always 125 (1,650kg).

With the new legislation, in which rolling noise and resistance are partly determining factors, the maximum load index must actually be reduced, while the market is demanding an increase of the payload.

TSS now has the solution with a higher payload and an E-marking. This tyre has a payload of 1,800kg.

Technical details include:

  • 275/70R18
  • Load Index 128 (1,800kg)
  • Speed Index Q (160 km/h)
  • HT-Profile
  • M&S marking
  • E4 Marking according to the still current ECE-R54 Regulation*
  • Brand: Maxxis

* A request for R117 approval is in progress. Until approval has been received, use on EEC destined vehicles is not recommended.

Finally there is a tyre that has a payload corresponding with that of our Heavy Duty Rim AR877R, as is often used on the Toyota LC200, MB G-class, Chevrolet Suburban, Nissan Patrol Y62.

It is our pleasure to be able to offer you a complete wheel assembly (with runflat insert), which can perform to the best capacity of all three components, in order to give maximum performance and safety.